Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E is for Eleanor Barca

Eleanor Barca does not consider herself strong-willed.  She is simply rational.  She has turned down seven suitors in her twenty years of life, most of them in the last three years (one of them when she was eight).  None of these men had ever asked her about the scar on her face running just below her left eye.  They were charming and they knew their classical literature, but none of them cared about what matters to her most.

Every morning before she wakes up from her slumber, Eleanor saves her mother again.  They are dreams, but they feel so real that her scar burns anew each time.  Her mother wakes her up with a damp cloth and a kiss on the cheek.

Eleanor has decided that until she finds a man who asks her about her scar, she will never consider marriage.  She has time.


  1. Ooh, this is cool! Love the dream idea.

    Sarah Allen

  2. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    April is here and I'm excited about it. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.

    Oooh, interesting story. Especially because so many people wouldn't ask about such a thing until they've known you for a long time. (I'm an expert on this. They just try to avoid you noticing them noticing the scars.)

  3. Good for her for waiting until she finds a guy that asks her the important questions. I really like this one!

  4. This was great, Patrick! I love how you ended it. And about the men liking classic literature, heh.